Thursday, 28 July 2011

"He dies."

Christos Mitsacopoulos

Thus the reason for my disappearance!
We were about to go on holidays for a week, 
splurging on a 5star hotel to be pampered
so as Gregory could recuperate from surgery
(he finally had the screws removed from his femur) 
no sooner we left the hospital we got a call.....
 that G's father was not well.
The ambulance was called and we went straight to the hospital.
We arrived in emergency Friday night 8pm
an available bed in the wards was found at 2am Saturday morning!!
Tentative diagnosis was pulmonary oedema so death was imminent 
but that was not the case
it was a respiratory infection so strong 
that this feisty nonagenarian
could not fight!!
the doctors tried to fight for him
we tried to fight for him
but there was no more fight left in him!

As a babe his family fled from Constantinople
leaving all their wealth and property behind!
As a teen in Thessaloniki he defied the Germans by stealing their weapons and 
dumping them in the Thermaic Gulf....
he was caught and sent to
Mettenheim Concentration Camp
he fought to survive by eating raw bread dough and
drinking lots of water!
As a young adult he entered the foreign office as a means
to studying chemistry his first post was in Czechoslovakia 
he fought to help Greeks leave the country
by faking passports, as a result.... 
his second post was the USSR in 1957
he became a respected consul in the foreign office
such was his reputation that he was sent to 
Hungary mid 1960's.....
here he fought against the Hungarian police
that had no qualms about
  invading the Greek Consulate late at night
what they did not realise is that
he did not fear the communists!!
he refused a post in New York
much to the wife's and sons dismay LOL
and served his final working years in Paris
upon retirement he returned with his wife to Greece
where he had to fight a new battle that of the degenerating neurological disease called Parkinsons
he fought long and hard for 16years
till Tuesday 19th of July 2011
where he put down his boxing gloves.....

Give them hell Kyrie Christo where ever you are!!
you will be missed
 but always remembered with love, affection and respect
with love
your kangaroo
(his nickname for me)


  1. Ohhhhhhhh my dearest... I have been thinking of you and worrying about you....and now I know why... my prayers are with you and yours! He sounds like he was a brave and amazing man!! God bless you my love! :)

  2. :( I am so sorry. What a fighter...

  3. You were lucky to meet a great man like him.
    He will always be alive in your hearts...

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  5. Oh Irini, I have been thinking of you so much lately and wondering how things were going. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. (sorry for the double post...trying to fix a spelling error).
    Hugs, Sandi

  6. Ειρήνη μου ας τον αναπαύσει ο καλός Θεός μετά από τις τελευταίες ταλαιπωρίες. Είναι μεγάλη παρακαταθήκη για την οικογένειά σας η ζωή του. Σε σκεφτόμουν όταν διάβασα στην Ελένη ότι μπήκε στο νοσοκομείο αλά δεν ήξερα τι να σου γράψω. Καλή δύναμη και σε ευχαριστούμε που το μοιράστηκες μαζί μας. Να προσέχεις!

  7. Not much to say... he was a fighter...a true fighter...and he proved that his all life... now he can rest...but it is up to you to follow his great excample...
    may he rest in peace....

  8. Συλλυπητήρια! Να ζήσετε να τον θυμόσαστε γιατί πραγματικά φαίνεται πως ήταν παράδειγμα για όλους σας.

  9. Συλληπητήρια Ειρήνη και ο Θεός να τον αναπαύσει!!!ήταν αγωνιστής ως το τέλος!!!η ευχή του πάντα να σας ακολουθεί!!!

  10. A fantastic tribute to a man who gave them all hell a true fighter a man of principles , you must have felt very lucky to have known him and hear his tales. My condolences to you and your family.


  11. Συλλυπητήρια Ειρήνη.Να ζήσετε να τον θυμόσαστε.Ένας σπουδαίος άνθρωπος είναι πλέον στην αιωνιότητα...

  12. What a huge life to have led and he lived it bravely. You were so lucky to have this man in your life and know that your son carries his blood with him. Hugs to you and your family. xx

  13. what a wonderful man Irini ... special memories and beautifully written from your heart ... feel the grief gorgeous and then remember this wonderful man with love ... "kangaroo" how special .. sending love to you .. your friend Heather x

  14. Oh :( I'm sorry to hear of your terrible loss, but I can see that he will never be forgotten! Such a touching post, love to you and your family xoxo

  15. Oy dear, I am sorry to hear of that terrible loss. sincere condolences

  16. OH Irini, so sorry to hear your sad news. Such a beautiful heartfelt post.. my thoughts are with you are yours at this sad time!! Sending you a big squeezy hug. xx

  17. He sounds like a really amazing man, with a life well lived...he has left such a wonderful legacy. May you find comfort and peace at this sad time in your life...

  18. I'm so sorry to read about your loss. What a man he was! What a full life he lived.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.

  19. Irini, I am truly sorry for your loss, your words are a beautiful tribute to what must have been a most extraordinary and loved man.

  20. I'm so sorry for your loss.... The tribute is amazing, it shows what a wonderful and admirable man he was.